Friday, August 20, 2010

Bike signal update...

So I decided to use the 16th St./NH Ave bike signals again since I had to make a late night run to Rite Aide. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe they aren't so bad after all, since I never really needed to use NH Ave before....because it needs to be two-way, for christ's sake!

Yeah. They didn't work.

I was on NH Ave. heading SW to turn onto U St. (westbound). I put my bike's tires *exactly* where the "place bike here" stencil indicated. Right smack-dab in the middle of the chevrons!

And waited.

And waited.

And waited.

Eventually The Boy gave up and darted the light. But I  had faith. Maybe, just maybe, the bike signal would change from the hellish red to a wonderful green glow?

No. No it did not. Not after three (3)...count em' THREE vehicle signal changes.

C'mon. I'm riding a 50lbs cruiser here. It *had* to register. But it didn't.

So eventually I just had to risk it like every other cycling schmuck.

I'm just going to chalk it up to DDOT trying to tweak things. There's gotta be a break-in period, right?

In the meantime, I'll just be following the standard signals...